Alexander Rybak in the talkshow “Skavlan”
This Friday Alexander will be guest in the popular Norwegian/Swedish TV-show “Skavlan”. The show is broadcast both in Norway and Sweden the same day.
Guests of the evening will be Alexander Rybak, Benjamin Ingrosso, Sweden’s ESC-finalist, billionaire and cartoon lover Johan H. Andresen, Mia Skäringer from “Solsiden” and the artists Father John Misty. Continue reading Event: Alexander Rybak guest in the talkshow “Skavlan 16.03.2018
Alexander Rybak looks forward to the stress that awaits him.
The MGP winner Alexander Rybak’s management is making a plan towards the final in Portugal. It’s about saying no more often than yes when it comes to requests.
Text to the picture: As long as I’m prepared for what awaits me tomorrow, it often goes well says Alexander Rybak.
Source: Aftenposten.no, published 11.03.2018. Text og photo: Arve Henriksen. Translated by Jorunn Ekre, revised by Anni Jowett.
Smiling and fresh, with a half rusty voice, Alexander Rybak met a selection of the press for a conversation the day after the victory in the MGP final on Saturday night. His song “That’s How You Write a Song” went to the top in the Melodi Grand Prix final at Oslo Spektrum. Continue reading Everyone wants a piece of Alexander Rybak, Aftenposten 11.03.2018
Alexander Rybak has learned how to handle a racing mindset and depression
He experiences an eternal mindset, can suddenly be depressed. And smiles less than before. Still, Alexander Rybak (31) has never felt better.
Source: VG Published on VG+ 26.02.2018 – Updated 02.03.2018. Published in VG paper issue 3.3.2018. Text by Lena Storvand. Photo: Gøran Bohlin
Translation by Jorunn Ekre and TessaLa. Revision Anni Jowett
A few hours more now, and it will be over . Then the forehead suddenly will feel so easy. Then the heavy mind will be replaced with joy. He knows it well, it’s like this every time the soul darkens. He never knows when the light is muted, that’s what sucks, that there’s no explanation for it.
Continue reading Alexander Rybak: His own chaos pilot
Alexander Rybak will appear on both radio NRK P1 and NRK1 TV the week before the final of Melodi Grand Prix 2018.
Stig Karlsen promises great promotion on NRK.no and in social media during the last week before the final.
Both the radio show and TV show are available from abroad.
During the week the artists will be guests in “Nitimen” , which is broadcast on NRK P1 between 09:00 and 11:00 Monday to Saturday. Who will be there when is not announced yet. Link to listen live. Link to the archive.
In addition, the live evening show “Norge Nå” (Norway now) moves into Oslo Spektrum and have MGP as the topic for the whole week. First show will be aired Monday at 20.15 and last to 20:55. Tuesday , Wednesday and Thursday the show will last for 30 mins. and starts at 20:25. There will be interesting guests and stuff related to the big final. In addition, says Karlsen, all the artists will be guests and be allowed to present themselves. There is no info which artist will be when yet, but you can watch the show live from this link or from the archive.
The racing mindset (Tankekjøret)
Alexander Rybak, the artist
His thoughts have given Alexander Rybak some challenging downers. Now he returns to Melodi Grand Prix.
An explanation: The Norwegian word “Tankekjør” has no has exact English translation. They are not even sure of the definition in Norwegian. But some dictionaries suggest “Racing thoughts, racing mindset, my brain is racing, and so on. In this article we have chosen to use “racing mindset”
– I apologise for being a bit hushed. I have a typical Monday feeling. Many things that are pressing, says Alexander Rybak (31).
He has many of these Mondays. He begins to recognise them now. Continue reading His thoughts have given Alexander Rybak some challenging downers, Aftenposten 22.02.2018
“Musikkfrokost” on Alexander Rybak in MGP 2018 – 16.01.18
Per Sundes about MGP 2018, Alexander’s return and the musical family Rybak in the radio programme “Musikkfrokost” (Music breakfast) on radio NRK Klassisk.
They also played the musical piece “Spurven” (The Sparrow) by the Norwegian composer Johan Halvorsen, performed by Alexander, in the age of 12, and his mother Natasha Rybak. A reording from the CD “En Julefortelling” (A Christmas Tale).
The interview with Per Sundnes with English subs.
Alexander and Natasha Rybak performing “Spurven” (The Sparrow)
The MGP artists Alexander Rybak and Nicolina Berg Kaasin in “Snart MGP” (Soon MGP) on Norwegian radio NRK P1.
Ten artists are ready to participate in Norway’s biggest music competition. Who wins Melodi Grand Prix 2018, and will have the honour representing Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest in Portugal? Kåre Magnus Bergh present the artists and their entry.
The radio programme is available from abroad and starts at 12.03 CET and you can listen to it HERE or later from the archive HERE.
Here the fairy tale began
Alexander was a “king” on the piano. He loved it. But “war” broke out when his parents also wanted him to try he violin, recalls the grandmother.
Text to picture: He is three years old and is going to have lunch at the family country house. Two years later, Alexander Rybak moves and has not been to Belarus since. VG Friday has met some of those who meant most to «Sasha». Continue reading Here the fairy tale began — Alexander Rybak — Norway’s hope in ESC 2009
Julie is my main support
Alexander Rybak experienced that people around him were considering the pros and cons, but Julie was determined that her boyfriend deserved a place in MGP.
Source: Paper issue of HerogNå 23.1.2018 Tekst: Marianne Thorshaug Kristiansen Photo: Svein Brimi, Lasse Eriksson, NTB Scanpix
Found and translated by Jorunn Ekre, revision by Anni Jowett.
Alexander Rybak (31) took the world by storm after his superior victory in the Eurovision final in 2009 with the song “Fairytale”. Continue reading Alexander Rybak is back in the MGP circus, HerogNå 23.1.2018
Alexander Rybak in the final of Melodi Grand Prix 2018
Saturday the 10th of March the final of the Norwegian selection for ESC will take place in the Oslo Spektrum arena , and Alexander is one of the 10 artists who will compete.
Alexander’s entry, “That’s How You Write a Song“, is a cheerful funky pop song with groove and references to the 70ies discofunk, maybe a song that will surprise many. Continue reading Event: Final of Melodi Grand Prix 10th of March 2018
Alexander Rybak and Prima Music School – Future talents meet
The weekend 2. to 4. of February Prima Music School arrange a choir seminar and Alexander Rybak will take part as an instructor.
Featured image: Alexander and Violette Sørensen (Prima Music School) at one of his earlier seminars.
Sunday 4. of February there will be a closing concerts. Alexander will bring his pianist, and he will have both his own concert part and perform with the choir.
The concert is held in Gruben church at 15.00 and last for about 1,5 hour. Tickets can be bought at the entrance.
Event info on Alexander’s Facebook page
The organizer’s event info, you will find here:
Alexander Rybak guest at Lindmo
Alexander was a guest in the Norwegian talk-show Lindmo on NRK1, Saturday 20. January 2018. The show was pre-recorded 16. January. It’s the first time Alexander visited this popular talk-show, and the occasion was Alexander’s participation in Melodi Grand Prix, the Norwegian selection for Eurovision Song Contest. You can read more about his participation in MGP 2018 HERE
May Elisabeth Nipen has recorded the interview and TessaLa and Anni Jowett have seen to that the video now has English subs 🙂
What great news! Alexander is taking part in MGP 2018
Alexander Rybak was presented as one of the 10 artists/composers who will take part in Melodi Grand Prix, the Norwegian selection for Eurovision 2018.
The presentation was broadcast and streamed live and below you’ll find a playlist of videos with subtitles from the presentation and several interviews made at the press conference. And of course his song 🙂
Some fans were in the audience at this event and gave us the inside scoop from the studio on this very exciting day! Please click HERE to read their report.
Alexander Rybak in “Hver gang vi møtes – Special”
What did “Hver gang vi møtes” mean for the artists who took part in the earlier seasons, personally and due to their career? Former participants give us the answers, and we got throwbacks through six seasons in «Hver gang vi møtes – Special» Alexander took part in 2014, and here is his answers and throwbacks in this special edition 🎉 🤩
Alexander participated in season 3, recorded in August 2013 and broadcast in spring 2014, and he had a great success with his covers of the other artist’s songs.
If you want to see more of Alexander in “Hver gang vi møtes 2014”, you’ll find it all here:
Information about the TV-show is found on the Facebook page of “Hver gang vi møtes”.
Alexander Rybak’s musical journey and official footsteps in 2018
Here you will find an overview of concerts, TV and radio shows, releases, great interviews and more during 2018, as we know of, and Alexander’s other official footsteps 🙂
We are still updating the 2018 schedule with info and links.
Continue reading Schedule 2018 — Alexander Rybak
Our TOP5 favourite moments with Alexander Rybak in 2017
We wanted to highlight some of the great moments with Alexander from the year that soon is over. Way too difficult to choose, so we had an internal voting for the TOP5. A very close race, and we ended with 3 on 5th place, so our TOP5 is actually a TOP7 🙂
Below you’ll find the TOP5 list with a lot of stuff from these great moments. A big thank you to all the fans and TV-companies, media etc who make this possible 🙂 And don’t hesitate to tell us about your favourite Alexander moments from 2017. We’d love to hear from you. Continue reading Highlights from 2017 — Alexander Rybak
Everyone raised up and sang “Deilig er jorden” (Fairest Lord Jesus) together with the artists.
Source: Vestnytt.no Text and photos: Silje Alden.
English translation: TessaLa. Revision: Anni Jowett.
Alexander Rybak, Maria Haukaas Mittet, Hans Marius Hoff Mittet and Rune Larsen got the audience in Christmas mood with their beautiful vocals. There were around 400 in the audience in Fjell church this Thursday, at this year’s Christmas concert. Continue reading Magical atmosphere with Alexander Rybak 01.12.2017
Alexander performs in the Russian TV-show “You’re great! Dancing”
The show is broadcast on NTV.ru Saturday 2. December, starting at 21.00 Moscow time, and last to 23.40. CET time 19.00 to 21.40. The show is pre-recorded.
Link to watch online on : NTV.ru and HERE
The show will also be available on the TV-channel’s YouTube channel
The show is about children who are left without parental care and who are fond of dancing. Several well-known artists supports the participants in the different epiosdes, and in this episode Alexander supports the 16-year old Alina Grevtseva, by playing when she dances to “Fairytale”.
Alexander Rybak and the other artists from “Stille Natt Hellige Natt” Tour, visited the Norwegian breakfast TV-show “God Morgen Norge” before they started their Christmas Tour.
This year the artists are Alexander Rybak, Rune Larsen, Maria Haukaas Mittet and Maria’s husband Hans Marius Hoff Mittet who also is new in the bunch.
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Alexander Rybak contributes to the electro swing album “Puttin’ on The Ritz”, a tribute to Fred Astaire.
The album will be released 1. December, and can be pre-ordered from 3. November.
Alexander’s song will be released already Friday 24. November 2017.
You can listen to the whole album and buy the CD here:
And this is the promo video for the CD where you can hear “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” performed by Alexander. Don’t hesitate to share it with your friends 🙂 Merry Christmas!
About the project:
Source: A Tribute to Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire (born Frederick Austerlitz; May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987) was an American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter. As well as being the 30th anniversary of the death of probably the world’s most eminent dancer, 2017 is also the 70th anniversary of Fred Astaire Dance Studios. Co-founded by this exceptional artist in 1947, the chain now boasts 170 franchised studios around the world.
For this album Rainer C. Regatschnig, Wolfgang Lohr and Justin Fidèle teamed up in order to explore how the original songs of Fred Astaire would sound with a contemporary arrangement and sung by some of the most energetic and still sensitive singers of nowadays.
Click on this picture for the audio-overwiev with extracts from the tracks:
Alexander was a guest artist in Greta Salome’s great concert in Reykjavik, Iceland, the 18th of March 2017. The concert was held in Harpa Concert Hall. Thursday the 17th the concert was played twice in the Hof Concert Hall in Akureyri. All three concerts were sold out! 🙂
Alexander played the following songs: “Song from a Secret Garden”, “I Came to Love You”, “Roll with the Wind”. Then two duets with Greta Salome: “Violin Fun” and “Four seasons, Summer by Vivaldi”, and Alexander featured with Greta Salome and Stefan Jakobsson in Iceland’s Eurovision song 2012 – “Never Forget”. And as the final number Greta joined Alexander in “Fairytale”.
Here are some videos from the concert:
Continue reading Alexander and Greta Salome — concert in Reykjavik, Iceland, 18.03.2017
Rybak in Iceland – I have to focus on integrity
Alexander Rybak came, saw and conquered for Norway in Eurovision in spring 2009 with his song “Fairytale”, and got more votes than had ever been given in the competition. He has since then been popular around the world. Alexander has written and performed clicks a revelation, he has won awards, written a children’s book about bullying, and this weekend he has concerts with Greta Salome in Akureyri and Reykjavík. Continue reading Rybak in Iceland — I have to focus on integrity
Alexander as the character “William” in a Swedish parody of “SKAM”.
Clara Henry and Alexander Rybak played the characters “Nora” and “William” In Melodifestivalen’s “SMAK” (taste), which is a parody of the Norwegian popular youth TV-series “SKAM” (Shame). “SKAM” has become very popular also outside Norway, and has been broadcast both on Swedish and Danish TV. Continue reading Alexander in the Swedish parody of SKAM in Melodifestivalen 2017
From classical to pop – Alexander with concert in Gomel, Belarus.
Alexander had a great concert with Gomel Symphony Orchestra the 2nd of March, and thanks to Galina Sokolova and Juliet Rusak, we can now enjoy videos of his performances and small talks between the songs. 🙂
Here is the complete playlist.
Click on the symbol in the upper left corner, next to “1/12”, to see the songs in the playlist.
Alexander and Gomel City Symphony Orchestra invited young string students for a seminar and to play with Alexander on stage at the concert.
Students under the age of 14 playing a violin or cello, could take part in the seminar. It was Gomel City Symphony Orchestra who had taken the initiative to invite Alexander, and it was a unique experience for the young strings students to practice and perform on the same stage as the famous Eurovision winner, Alexander Rybak . 35 boys and girls from the music schools of Gomel region and even some from Kiev. The youngest student was four years old. Continue reading Pictures and videos from Alexander’s young string seminar and concert in Gomel, Belarus 2. and 3. March 2017
Alexander Rybak interviewed by the “School Diary” in Dagbladet 01.12.2006
Source: paper issue of Dagbladet, published 1.12.2006. Text: Jon Andre Sæther. Photo: TV2.
Name: Alexander Rybak
Current: Won “Kjempesjansen” on NRK
Favourite movie: “Old Boy”
Favourite song: “From Grace” by Thomas Dybdal.
Favourite website: hotmail.com
What was written on your “Russe-card” ?: No way I will sell my body! …but you can borrow it. Continue reading Alexander Rybak — The Idol troll — “School Diary” 01.12.2006
Happy Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day, the day about love and romance.
Alexander has posted about Valentine’s Day several times, and also given interviews about it. Below you’ll find two earlier interviews, and also his Valentine’s Day posts on Facebook back to 2012. And of course the music video “Strela Amura” “Cupid’s Arrow”. Have a great day 🙂 Continue reading Alexander Rybak about Valentine’s Day
VASTERVIK:A lot of preparation culminated in a strong concert with 130 children and young people. The icing on the cake – and inspiration – was the world artist Alexander Rybak.
Continue reading Rybak and students filled the “Bryggaren” in Västervik, Sweden — 11.02.2017
Alexander Rybak in the UK’s selection for Eurovision 2017 – “You Decide”.
Photo above: Thanks to the guys in ESC Kazakhstan for this great picture 🙂
Alexander was one of the guest artists in UK’s selection show “You Decide” broadcast on BBC Two.
Alexander performed his legendary “Fairytale” in front of an enthusiastic audience, and he was really sparkling 🙂
Before the live show, he took part in a Q & A, and he also gave a short interview after his performance. Watch this in the videos below 🙂 Continue reading Alexander in Eurovision UK’s selection You Decide 2017
Superbarna is nominated for Spellemann Award (Norwegian Grammy) 2016, and Alexander Rybak plays on the album 🙂
Superbarna’s album “Hipp Hurra” is nominated for Spellemann Award 2016 in the category “Childrens music”. The show is broadcast on Norwegian TV NRK Saturday 28.1.2017, starting at kl 20.55 CET.
Kan also be watched online on nrk.no, but probably not from abroad.
The album “Hipp Hurra” contains 11 great songs, and Alexander Rybak plays on two of them; “Banana” and “Ha det gøy”. You can listen to the song here: Continue reading Superbarna nominated for Spellemann Award with “Hipp Hurra”, and Alexander plays on the album
Alexander Rybak has almost 1 million fans on social media. But he feared that he would lose female admirers when he met his fairytale princess.
I managed to get the most out of single life before I met the one in my heart I have been waiting for.
Text to picture: I don’t want to have to compete with young pop idols when I get older. But as a composer and violinist I keep on till I die, says Alexander Rybak. Photo: Christian Roth Christensen
Alexander Rybak about his girlfriend, the ESC-image and the success in Russia.
Continue reading Still replies to flirting fans
The audience thanked with a standing ovation when TrondheimSolistene for the 14th time had their New Year concert in Surnadal Culture Center, this time with Alexander Rybak, who alone was a firework.
Source: Tidens Krav pluss, published 6.1.2017. Text: Tor Helge Solli. Translation: TessaLa
It is impossible to avoid; Friday’s New Year concert with the TrondheimSoloistene, Alexander Rybak and local culture school children, who got a musical experience for life together with the great charmer Rybak, was like a fairy tale! Continue reading In a fairytale way with Rybak and the soloists — Tidens Krav 6.1.2017
A big ESC gig, 50 million video views and luck in love
Alexander Rybak: “It’s heaven to have a girlfriend I can spar with”
It has apparently been a bit quiet around Alexander Rybak for a while. Apparently. Continue reading Love and flow for Alexander